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Question: What’s the difference between modifiers 52 (Reduced services) and 53 (Discontinued procedure)? They seem pretty similar, because in both cases you stop part-way through.... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
Medical practices showed a tepid response to the launch of a series of interprofessional consultations in 2019, the first year that CMS approved the codes for reimbursement. ... More
Question: What’s the difference between modifiers 52 (Reduced services) and 53 (Discontinued procedure)? They seem pretty similar, because in both cases you stop part-way through.... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
Medical practices showed a tepid response to the launch of a series of interprofessional consultations in 2019, the first year that CMS approved the codes for reimbursement. ... More
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On Jan. 4, 2021, CMS updated the Part B conversion factor to $34.89, an increase of 8% over the previously finalized rate. The agency also revised total relative value units (RVU) for hundreds of services. Find the latest fees here.
Through the array of charts and data contained in this special report, you’ll find key characteristics of the medical practice professional working in ambulatory care settings today. From education and credentialing to emerging responsibilities and shifting practice trends, discover an illustrative look at the key personnel keeping medical practices going strong.

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